Stephen Brown

  1. Stock Analysis

    Berkshire For The Bourgeois (LUK)

    Investors seeking a low-cost alternative to Berkshire Hathaway should consider Leucadia National Corporation.
  2. Stock Analysis

    Cleaning Up With Clorox (CLX)

    Widening margins and rapid debt reduction should make Clorox a long-term winner.
  3. Stock Analysis

    Getting A Leg Up On The Market (LEG)

    Diversified manufacturer Leggett & Platt has an enviable record of persistent and profitable growth.
  4. Stock Analysis

    Going Bananas (CQB, FDP)

    Produce peddlers Chiquita and Fresh Del Monte will improve financially as the economics of their industry improve.
  5. Stock Analysis

    Private Equity Fodder? (ROL, SMG, ABM)

    Rollins, Scotts Miracle-Gro, and AMB Industries appear to have what private equity is seeking.
  6. Stock Analysis

    Gentlemen, Start Your Lawnmowers (BGG)

    There is value to be had in the world’s largest manufacturer of lawnmower and garden equipment engines.
  7. Stock Analysis

    Read All About It (DJ, NYT, MNI)

    Newspaper publishers are suffering from a slump in print advertising, but opportunities exist elsewhere.
  8. Stock Analysis

    Banking On Better Days (OFG)

    Oriental Financial Group is a small regional bank that continues to make money in a tough lending environment.
  9. Stock Analysis

    USG Corp. Constructs A Profitable Future (USG)

    USG Corp. settles its protracted litigation costs, and is ready to move forward.
  10. Stock Analysis

    Countrywide Is On Your Side (CFC)

    Countrywide Financial continues to post earnings and revenue growth in a difficult interest rate and housing environment.
  11. Stock Analysis

    Radio Stocks Still Making Waves (CCU, CDL)

    The radio broadcast industry is going through hard times, but will survive and thrive.
  12. Stock Analysis

    Exxon and Altria: Two Stocks Worthy of Concentration (XOM, ...

    While diversifying your portfolio may be good for maintaining wealth, concentrating your portfolio is good for building it.